Jana Larsen Peters
Memorial services for Jana Larsen Peters, 35, of San Francisco were Wednesday, Dec. 20, at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood. Her ashes were to be interred at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Memorial Garden and scattered in Colorado and Kauai, Hawaii.
Ms. Peters died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at University of California San Francisco Medical Center after an eight-year battle with breast cancer.
She was born Jan. 12, 1971, in Denver and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colo. She graduated from Lansing High School in 1989, attended the University of Kansas and graduated from Washburn University School of Nursing in 1995.
Ms. Peters was employed from 1996 to 2004 at IMTCI and PRA International in Lenexa. In 2004, she pursued her dream to live in San Francisco and work for Genentech, a top biotech company that is active in finding a cure for cancer.
She was a passionate advocate for breast cancer awareness, education and research. She was the founder and president of the Ribbons of Pink Foundation and coauthor of the book "Nordie's at Noon: the personal stories of four women 'too young' for breast cancer."
Ms. Peters was a member of United Methodist Church of the Resurrection.
She married Christopher Peters on Oct. 31, 1998, in Kansas City, Mo. He survives.
Other survivors include her father and stepmother, Charles and Patricia Larsen; her mother, Lynn Goltry Polk; stepgrandmother Mary Jane Huddy; and a sister, Angela Troxel.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Ribbons of Pink Foundation Fund, sent in care of Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, 1055 Broadway, Suite 130, Kansas City, MO 64105.
Cremation services were provided by Pacific Interment, San Francisco.